Australia

Industrial relics at Cockatoo ISland

Art and architecture collide on Cockatoo Island, Sydney  

Sydney Harbour’s largest island is one of the city’s most intriguing and architecturally important sites, cloaked in mystery and history. For almost 200 years, the only way you could visit was if you were transported there in manacles, or you were brandishing a resume packed with industrial skills. But now, visiting one of our crew’s […] Read more…

Novotel Sydney Central with kids

InBalance at Novotel Sydney Central with kids

Sugarpuff is on a bit of a health kick at the moment. She’s become obsessed with Yoga (her very own special version which she claims makes her feel “loosey goosey” – it’s best not to ask). She’s also become more interested in healthy eating because she says it gives her more energy (though, I doubt […] Read more…

Pool with a view: Park Hyatt Sydney with kids

Park Hyatt Sydney with kids

What do you get when you head overseas on a week-long exotic adventure with your bestie and leave the kids behind? Well, besides frequent hangovers. The answer is two rather miffed offspring who are eager for some adventures of their very own. And while they’re full of intriguing suggestions including flying to Morocco for cous […] Read more…

Interview Sally Fitzgibbons Novotel Ambassador

Raffles chats with Pro Surfer and Novotel Ambassador, Sally Fitzgibbons

Novotel hotels are launching a range of new wellness offerings just for kids in time for the Autumn School Holidays. The new programme includes a healthy menu and two in-room kids work out shows starring Play School’s Rachael Coopes and Australian professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, designed to keep families healthy and active during their holidays. […] Read more…

Koonya Garlic Festival is a celebration of the popular ingredient

Tasmania’s Koonya Garlic Festival with kids

Garlic! For thousands of years, it has been revered as a food and medicine and reviled as a sign of Satan. Indeed, the poor, identity-conflicted bulb has been multitasking itself silly. It has been used to create culinary masterpieces the world over, formed the basis for magic potions, warded off evil, used to both inflame […] Read more…

Frozen Family Fun at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Frozen Family Fun at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

With tandem deadlines flying out my hoo-hah for the last six months, and a whole bunch of work travel, I’ve been working crazy hours, seven days a week. While many would say that, as a freelancer, it’s great that I am in demand (and it most definitely is) long hours and weekends on the job […] Read more…

The Hunter Valley’s Best Kid Friendly Wineries - Audrey Wilkinson

The Hunter Valley’s Best Kid Friendly Wineries

Ten years ago, give or take a pregnancy, Mr. Eats World and I often indulged in sneaky weekends of wining and dining Hunter Valley style, sipping wine amongst the vines and enjoying indulgent evenings over fine food on the veranda of a pretty restaurant. Who I am kidding? What would really happen is we’d spend […] Read more…

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